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Unformatted text preview: What is a Co-op? A co-operative (co-op) is an enterprise that is jointly owned and co-ops keep the benefits of business within a community, rather than simply benefiting the pockets of City investors What is a Credit Union? A credit union is a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution, owned and controlled by the people who use its services. What are the Different Types of Co-ops? TYPES EXAMPLES * Consumer - food, supply, goods * Financial - credit unions, insurance * Marketing - agricultural, crafts, trades * Service - housing, health care, child care, recreation, media * Worker - any type of business collectively owned and controlled by the employees. How Do I Become a Member of a Co-op? I want to show my support for co-operative values and principles by joining a co-op, for example, generally only be a member of a housing co-op if I am...
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- Spring '10
- cooperative financial institution, coop, significant multiplier effect